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Old 01-11-16, 01:46 AM
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High-end 1986 Triumph road bike

I found this odd bike via Craigslist today, a half-hour away but just $100 so I went and got it.

It's a Raleigh-built frame, Nottingham not Ilkeston or Carlton.

Full 531 DB tubeset and big-windowed lugs, plus steep angles.

It's a Franken-bike build, some of the better original bits like the likely Superbe Pro crankset, brakeset and wheelset have been substituted for other stuff. Bolt-style Dia-Compe "G" calipers were fitted using washers, boo, hiss. Only the Suerbe Pro derailers and shifters remain. The front derailer seems to be clearly the original installation based on the absence of clamping prints on the seattube.

I'd never heard of such a model before, and can find no literature or info online.

Anybody know if these "road" models were more than just a very brief marketing effort?

BTW, I believe Raleigh bought Triumph Bicycles in the 50's.

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